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america, and retailers couldn't be happier. if you thought last year's black friday was insane, it is even crazier this year. nearly everywhere you look, it's all about the long lines and high demand. sale-driven shoppers who gave up part or all of their thanksgiving to camp out for hours weren't just waiting around for big deals today. some opened their doors last night. some as early as 8:00 p.m. the door-busting deals are a lifeline for those brick and mortar businesses banking on the nearly 1 out of 5 holiday shoppers who say they are taking full advantage of this year's head start on bargains. at stake, more than $500 billion. >>> and like those braving the crowds, we are ready to dive right in to all of that madness. nbc's jay gray is live for us at the mall of america outside of minneapolis. jay, it's looking pretty busy. what time is it there right now? >> good morning. it is very busy here in the mall of america. and it has been. that's the thing. and people not just looking. they are actually buying. we see a lot of people carrying bags. trying to find that deal that you talk abo
dollar fiscal cliff, which if not dealt with before the end of the year will impact everyone in america. so today president obama will be meeting with key labor and progressive leaders at the white house for the first in a series of high-profile economic talks he will be hosting this week. >>> to other news, from hurricane sandy and last week's nor'easter to spring-like weather in the east and mercury-plunging in the west, many are asking what is with the crazy extremes in weather? anne thompson has that story. >> reporter: america has a case of weather whiplash. >> 60 degrees as our high on friday. 28 degrees as our high on saturday. >> reporter: this weekend the west went from summer to winter overnight. >> that's winter. >> it's winter. >> reporter: the northeast basks in spring-like temperatures, still recovering from superstorm sandy and the nor'easter that covered her debris in a record snowfall. this year alone the nations endured a withering drought, the largest wildfires in history and the warmest month on record. in 2011 there were 14 extreme weather events, each doing more th
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from chase. >>> welcome back. here is your "first look" at other news going on around america. 300 pounds of dynamite and explosives reduced a dallas building to rubble. it only took 12 seconds for thomas building to vanish from where it stood for 88 years. >>> pro-palestinian and pro-israel demonstrators clashed outside the federal building. police in riot gear were forced to step in. once officers regained order, both rallies continued on opposite sides of the street. >>> about 300 people gathered to grieve the loss of four military vets killed when a train collided with a parade float. clergy and officials led the candlelight vigil offering prayers and words of encouragement to the devastated community. federal investigators are learned the float driver attempted to cross the tracks as the crossing barriers lowered. >>> and an arizona gun shop owner is holding a post-election grudge against obama supporters. coop reynolds doesn't want your business if you voted for president obama. according to reynolds, obama backers have proven they're not responsible enough to own a firearm.
is your first look at some news going around america now. folks in the midwest dealt with heavy travel conditions. not the white stuff. dense fog. delays in chicago and trains came to a screeching halt due to electrical problems grounding thousands of commuters. and coming to a stand still, traffic backed up on the 405, illuminating the roadway as far as the eye can see. in miami, carnival cruise lines celebrates the arrival of its newest ship, check out this 1200 pound nylon turkey and they're providing 137,000 meals for adults and children in southern florida. >>> tv anchors dropped a bomb on viewers last night. >> finally tonight, this will be tony and my final show together here on abc 7. >> they hugged after surprising viewers and colleagues by quitting on the air, later citing frustration with their management. and breezy point, new york, those affected by hurricane sandy were shown some holiday hospitality. new york governor andrew cuomo helped volunteers deliver more than 3,000 turkey dinners to those in need. >>> in new york city, hundreds of first responders and red cross wor
of species and birds of america. >>> and now here is your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. the "chicago sun-times" reports former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. may have been tipped off about the federal probe into his use of campaign funds. sources suggest jackson was alerted before taking that leave of absence back in june. they also say the tip may not the have come from investigators. >>> we can't show you much, but here is what it looked like when nude protesters took over john boehner's capitol hill office on tuesday. they're angry over potential cuts in aids research. >>> this is the number one story on politico. you remember her, gennifer flowers who claimed an affair with president bill clinton. she tells a tv station that paula broadwell should call her because flowers has some, quote, really good advice. >>> former senator bob dole will be released from walter reed medical center today. the 89-year-old spent the night there after what's being called a minor procedure. >>> as she winds down her duties, hillary clinton was asked this which dignita
, here's your first look at some of the other news going on around america today. hawaii's big island is buzzing with excitement over this orange glow oozing from the kilauea volcano. tourists are rushing to the best locations to watch the eruption of still billowing from the collision of lava and sea water. it's the first time lava has reached the pacific ocean this year. >>> next to florida where a water cooler kept a fisherman from drowning. that man stay add float for some seven hours after a large wave capsized the boat carrying him and his brother during a fishing trip. his brother was able to swim ashore, but the man clung to the lid until rescue crews arrived to pull him out. >>> a cleanup effort at one georgia school uncovered a classic collection of toys and books. staff at bethesda elementary discovered the rare find in the school's basement, and the principal now plans to preserve the antique items and display them for students. >>> and finally, it's beginning to look a lot like christmas in washington, d.c., as the official u.s. capitol tree has arrived. she's a beauty, t
loss of principal. >>> here's your "first look" at some other news going on around america today. let's begin in houston where 24-year-old jessica tata was sentenced to 80 years in prison. the texas woman was convicted of murder after a fire broke out in her home day care in 2011. four of the seven children left in tata's care died while she left the kids alone to go shopping. >>> next to washington, d.c., and the sister of petraeus whistle-blower jill kelley went public for the first time with attorney gloria allred by her side. natalie khawam stood by as allred read various statements about natalie's character and said that her client shared a social relationship with the petraeus family. >>> and finally by a vote of 6-5, san francisco supervisors voted to ban public nudity in the city's castro district. violaters face a $100 fine, but people can still be naked on special event days such as gay pride or the folsom street fair. >>> all right, how about some sports? carmelo anthony went on a scoring binge with 29 points in a 102-80 victory over new orleans. the knicks have eight wins
. it was reassuring. that's how it's supposed to work. we always work better in america when we work together and everyone's in on the deal. >> vice president joe biden yesterday in iowa. we begin this morning four days away from the presidential election and four days removed from sandy, one of the worst storms ever to hit this country. the death toll from that
democrats and republicans in congress urging them to compromise before america falls off the fiscal cliff. what's that? long-term unemployment benefits and the 2% payroll tax cut expiring, a big cut in medicare payments, and your taxes going up january 1 if congress doesn't act. plus, another $500 billion in cuts at the pentagon. boeing, the military's second largest supplier, already announced a second round of executive layoffs. >> nobody wants to see this fiscal cliff without a deal because the cuts are severe and the tax increases are severe and so we've got to find a path forward. >> reporter: on capitol hill leaders signaled compromise. >> compromise is not a dirty word. i want to work together, but i want everyone to also understand you can't push us around. >> i'm not suggesting we compromise on our principles, but i am suggesting that we commit ourselves to creating an atmosphere where we can see common ground where it exists and seize it. >> reporter: post election, the same president, the same balance of power in congress, and the same problems that divided a nation. you might
for life. zales is the diamond store. let love shine. >>> here's your look at news around america today. indiana investigators want to know what caused a massive explosion that left two people dead and dozens homeless. the cause of the explosion is uncertain. but the concussion was felt up to three miles away. >>> in new jersey, spectators got a first look at the new faces taking flight for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. they took to the sky for the test flights with less than two weeks until the 86th annual parade. the crews practiced to assure a safe flight on the parade route. >>> it was flying day in san francisco. 33 teams did their best to take flight at the tenth annual red bull flew tag. judges graded teams on their flight time, creativity and showmanship. oh, my goodness. >>> in sports, now, the l.a. lakers now have a new coach. so much for phil jackson returning to the l.a. lakers. mike d'antoni, former coach for the knicks and suns, is the new coach. >>> sunday night football, texans and bears and houstons scored a touchdown on a diving catch by arian foster. drew brees
of america will need to be accompanied by adult on thanksgiving night, black friday, and that week between christmas and new years all because a melee last year led to numerous arrests. >>> a new online survey finds nearly one in five will celebrate thanksgiving with fellow employees in or out of the workplace. according to new economic data, harlingen, texas, is the most affordable set. norman and ardmore, oklahoma came in third, followed by pueblo, colorado and memphis, tennessee. >>> another survey gives a whole new meaning to flushing your toilet down the toilet. a new survey about americans mobile shopping habits found more than 38 million americans admitted to having shopped online while on the throne. maybe an anonymous survey. >>> bill karins will have your holiday travel forecast. david beckham has a big announcement about his future. you're watching "first look." or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you had to print from your desk. at least, nobody said it to us. introducing the business smart inkjet all-in-one series
, the desperate race to get america's biggest city back up and running continues. water is being pumped out of the subway system. officials in new york and connecticut say the subway and commuter rail lines will start returning today although on a limited basis. it is an amazing but erie sight. much of the skyline of lower manhattan remains dark as this city enters the fourth day of a massive power outage. the flooding crisis from sandy goes beyond the east coast. these are pictures from cleveland, ohio. the river dealt with too much rain. >>> so many residents on the new jersey shore say they plan to repair and rebuild after the devastation from sandy as help slowly begins to arrive. danielle leigh is in tomz rivs , new jersey, where people are trying to do that. >> reporter: good morning, lyn. the popular locations are cut off from the rest of society this morning. on the mainland behind me, constant reminders of the devastation from sandy. the reality of sandy's drupgs is settling in, bringing the people left homeless to tears. >> this is all we have. >> reporter: those displaced are ret
states of america and say to him, thank you, sir, for providing good leadership in this crisis and helping the people of new jersey and extend my hand of friendship to him. this shows you how broken our political system is. >> there you go. until we know the outcome of the presidential election, there could be a lot of sitting on the sidelines on wall street. still earnings season marches on. news corp., jcpenney and walt disney deliver quarterlies this week. this morning, toyota raises profit forecasts thank ins in parts to rising sales of its prius hybrid. gasoline dropped nearly 22 cents in the past two weeks to an average of $3.55 a gallon. >>> anheuser-busch converted one of the lines in its cartersville, georgia plan the to can water instead of beer to be shipped to sandy's victims. pepsico and walmart have stepped up with be i don't donating truck loads of food, drinks and supplies. >>> finally from sports to astrology to 7-eleven drinkers, coffee drinkers that is, everyone has their favorite election prediction method. here's one that's based on the stock market. one in
republicans. the world is watching and now it's your decision, america. good morning everyone on this election day 2012. i'm lynn berry. this is a special edition of "first look" on msnbc. >>> millions of votes have already been cast and the candidates will do last minute politicking early today. in ohio 1.8 million absentee ballots have already been cast. that's up from 2008. in florida, nearly 4.5 million people have already voted early or by absentee coming very close to the number from last time. president obama voted early this year. he'll do swing state interviews and then will play his traditional election day basketball game while awaiting the returns from chicago. mr. romney has added to last-minute campaign stops in ohio and pennsylvania after he votes in massachusetts. running mate paul ryan will vote in wisconsin before joining romney in boston and vice president joe biden will vote in delaware before joining the president in ohio. we have details on the candidates' final frantic day of campaigning. tracy i poe tracie potts is wit >>> look at the cincinnati enquirer with the faceof
) ask your doctor about spiriva. >>> some other stories making news around america today. there were no survivors on board a plane that crashed into a mississippi home. that fiery crash killed three people and injured one person who escaped the house before it burst into flames. the pilot and passengers were actually headed to an faa safety conference before it went down. >>> a federal jury awarded $850,000 to a female bartender who suffered a vicious beating by an offduty chicago cop. lawyers for carolen acha abruska successfully argued the city's history of looking the other way on the police code of silence shows this videotape of the beating that was key to the jury reaching their verdict. >>> a cleveland municipal court judge is not too happy with a woman caught driving on a sidewalk to pass a loaded school bus. sheena hardin was ordered to carry a sign that says "only an idiot would drive on a sidewalk to pass a school bus." she was shown texting and leaning on the sign and will be personally monitored today. >>> finally, a water main break is forcing california residents to di
't be the voice of america. >> we'll do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> all right. so back to petraeus. "the wall street journal" reports he was already at odds with his boss national intelligence directsor james clapper after petraeus wanted the cia to fight back publicly against criticism for its role in benghazi. and we also have new details this morning on the personal scandals that have enveloped petraeus and john allen from nbc's andrea mitchell who broke this story. >> reporter: at his news conference, the president went out of his way to praise petraeus. >> he has provided this country an extraordinary service. we are safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. >> reporter: as paula broadwell remained in washington staying with her brother and still not talking. officials say the investigation was triggered in may when general john allen received an e-mail from an account called kelly patrol. sources close to kelley warned the zwroen stay away from her, she could ruin him. general allen say pim close to jill kelley forwarded it to her on the account she s
america. a dash cam caught one police officer's brush with death. she comes head first barreling into him and just returned to his car when an oncoming vehicle went into his cruiser. the officer and the 71-year-old driver in the other vehicle walked away with only minor injuries. >>> also dramatic new video of hurricane sandy flooding. surveillance cameras were rolling when a 13-foot storm surge poured thousands of gallons of water into path train stations. 17 days after the storm they're still closed. >>> in virginia tragedy was averted when this 4-year-old little girl leapt into action to save her mom's life. she called 911. >> my mommy is having a seizure, so i thought that i could call you guys and i am 4. i call people and i really need you to help me. >> okay. your mommy is having a what? >> seizure. >> unreal. it's little jal acha driver's mom had a history of seizures and her parents taught her how to help at an early age. she did a great job at it. >>> dreams of walking again finally came true for one ohio mom. the amazing feat came true when carolina hatten put on a wearable rob
at some of the other news going on around america today. we're going to begin in new orleans where a fire that torched an entire city block left five families homeless. there were 100 firefighters battling this raging six-alarm inferno over an hour before gaining control. in all, the blaze destroyed five buildings and left several other structures severely damaged. >>> next in michigan where a police dash cam captured a roadside explosion. the couple inside the minivan blaze escaped unharmed, but they had some explaining to do. police believe the blaze has the markings of a meth lab fire. the vehicle is now being checked for components used to cook methamphetamines. >>> motorists in oregon had to deal with a different kind of danger. on that roadway. a driver was left dangling for over an hour after crashing through a guardrail on an overpass. he hung upside down while firefighters secured his truck to a fire truck. the driver was later arrested for dui. >>> finally, a former cheerleader flipped out in a major way at her alma mater. over 20,000 people at the university of texas at el paso
's your first look at some of the other news going on america today. we begin with a deadly tiger attack at a virginia zoo. it was all caught on video. children and their parents witnessed a female white tiger killed by a bengal tiger after she took what appeared to be a playful swipe. the animal has been isolated until officials determine how to integrate it back into the tiger exhibit. >>> a giant sinkhole the size of four football fields is endangering homes and has shut down one state road. the massive mess in ohio is believed to be caused by a combination of sand dredging and land erosion. the road will be closed until engineers determine how to permanently repair the problem. >>> and finally, two indiana friends had a good laugh at the expense of family and friends after posting a facebook photo of a $1 million winning powerball ticket. mom's not going to like this. after being congratulated several times, they revealed the photo was a hoax. >>> all right. in sports, thursday night football, falcons/saints. atlanta quarterback matt ryan connected with tight end tony gonzalez and th
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